Hi, you. I’m Alyssa, a sensitive soul discovering her relationship with empathy, sharing all the ups and downs along the way to help you navigate yours.
I’m a writer, editor, and empath newly diagnosed with inattentive-type ADHD. But feeling confident in embodying each of these lovely labels is something that comes and goes—and it’s still sinking in that this is completely okay.
Many womxn like myself find it hard to celebrate our strengths, give ourselves credit for all the work we do, admire ourselves how far we’ve come, and pause to find fizzy, electric excitement in the big and little wins we achieve. Why is that? I think it’s because there are hundreds of gaps—some tiny and some gigantic—in the way we see ourselves in the past, in the present, and in the future.
Gaps between what we do and what we think we do,
who we are and who we think we are,
what we can accomplish and what we think we can accomplish.
There’s a reason why I beat myself up for things I can’t control, like my time blindness. There’s a reason why I get frustrated with myself for learning my lessons slowly, like discovering how to make time for myself above others.
That reason is empathy.
Or lack thereof. Emapthy is everything, my friend. And we all need to build more of it for ourselves, to be our own best friend, and for others, to make meaningful connections with the people around us.
MY MISSION: Help everyday womxn build greater self-empathy to write and edit their own fulfilling lives.
MY VALUES: Authenticity | Empathy | Positivity | Passion
WHO I HELP: I hope many will find value in my work, but it will be most relevant to those who share some of my experiences.
- Womxn who find it challenging to take care of themselves
- Womxn who identify as or want to be sensitive or empathic
- Womxn who live with ADHD or other chronic conditions
- Womxn who work as writers, editors, or creative entrepreneurs